Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Ever notice that...

...raw broccoli is a complete chore,

but cooked broccoli is CANDY. Sheer CANDY even when it's just steamed. Not that I'm complaining, but how does this happen?


Chrissi said...

Cooking brassicas dissipates the sulphur contained in the plant's cell walls. I'm a big science nerd. What can I say - I love Alton Brown and Good Eats. =D Try roasting it in the oven with balsamic vinegar and olive oil or just roasting it plain and topping it with balsamic glaze. You wanna talk about candy?! Yumm-o! Same goes for brussel sprouts. =) Steaming brassicas in chicken stock works some scientific magic, too. =)

rlw said...

Thanks! When Wally came home I was chasing him asking HOW, HOW does the broccoli become cannnndy, and his only response was "it doesn't." Party pooper. Maybe the brussel sprouts will change his mind!

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